André Lotterer

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André Lotterer
Andre Lotterer 2012 WEC Fuji.jpg
Nationality  German
Born (1981-11-19) 19 November 1981 (age 32)
Duisburg, West Germany
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2009
Teams Kolles, Audi Sport
Best finish 1st (2011, 2012, 2014)
Class wins 3 (2011, 2012, 2014)
Formula One World Championship career
2014 team Caterham-Renault
2014 car # 45
Races 1 (1 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 2014 Belgian Grand Prix
Last race 2014 Belgian Grand Prix

André Lotterer (born 19 November 1981 in Duisburg) is a German auto racing driver. He is best known for his success in endurance racing—including three victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the drivers' title of the FIA World Endurance Championship—with the works Audi team, and he has also competed in the Japanese Super Formula series for over a decade, winning it in 2011.

Lotterer was a test driver for the Jaguar Formula One team in 2002, but this did not lead to a race seat. Twelve years later, he joined Caterham, replacing Kamui Kobayashi at the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix.

Racing career[edit]

Single-seaters[edit]

Lotterer succeeded in both German and British Formula 3 championships en route to being named Jaguar Racing's Formula One test driver in 2002. He was passed up for a race seat in 2003 with Eddie Irvine retiring and Pedro de la Rosa leaving, as the team chose Mark Webber and Antônio Pizzonia instead.

Lotterer contested a one-off Champ Car event at the end of 2002 for Dale Coyne and scored a point. Since then he moved to Japan doing very well in both Super Formula (formerly Formula Nippon) and the Japanese Super GT Championship for Lexus, winning the latter in 2006 and 2009.

Sportscars[edit]

Lotterer also made his debut in the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans, as a race week fill-in driver for the Kolles privateer Audi team. Lotterer and co-driver Charles Zwolsman, also a Le Mans rookie, drove the entire race themselves after third driver Narain Karthikeyan dislocated his shoulder in a non-racing related injury. Driving an Audi R10, the car that won the 2006, 2007 and 2008 Le Mans races, Lotterer and Zwolsman finished 7th overall and in the LMP1 class.

His impressive performance that year earned him a drive with the works Audi Sport team in the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans, driving the new Audi R15 TDI plus. Along with Marcel Fässler and Benoît Tréluyer, he finished 2nd overall and in the LMP1 class, despite the rival Peugeot 908s dominating for the first part of the race.

He remained with Audi Sport to compete in the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans, co-driving the newly designed Audi R18 with Marcel Fässler and Benoît Tréluyer. After the Audi works team lost two out of three cars due to accidents, Lotterer and his co-drivers held off three works Peugeot 908s to claim both 1st place in the LMP1 class and the overall victory, beating the 2nd place Peugeot by a mere 13 seconds. This win gave Audi 10 overall victories at Le Mans and Lotterer his first overall win at Le Mans.

For 2012, Lotterer will compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship, driving for Audi Sport Team Joest in a new Audi R18 e-tron quattro.

Formula One[edit]

Caterham (2014)[edit]

He replaced Caterham F1 driver Kamui Kobayashi for a one-off race at the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix.[1] He qualified 21st place, in front of team mate Marcus Ericsson, but his race lasted just one lap before a mechanical failure put an abrupt end to his F1 debut.[2] He was invited to race again at the Italian Grand Prix, but declined as the team planned to run Roberto Merhi in the car for the first practice session, contrary to his desire to take part in all the available running due to his lack of experience.[3]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2002 Formula One Jaguar Racing F1 Team Test driver
CART Dale Coyne Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 22nd
2003 Formula Nippon Nakajima Racing 10 0 1 0 3 22 5th
JGTC Nakajima Racing 5 0 0 0 1 19 16th
2004 Formula Nippon Nakajima Racing 9 2 1 1 4 33 2nd
JGTC Nakajima Racing 7 1 0 0 1 42 8th
2005 Formula Nippon Nakajima Racing 9 2 0 0 2 20 4th
Super GT Nakajima Racing 8 0 1 0 1 38 9th
2006 Formula Nippon TOM'S Racing 9 2 0 0 3 30 3rd
Super GT Toyota Team TOM'S 9 1 0 0 3 80 1st
2007 Formula Nippon TOM'S Racing 9 1 0 1 3 37 5th
Super GT Toyota Team TOM'S 9 1 0 0 1 54 6th
2008 Formula Nippon Petronas Team TOM'S 11 0 0 0 4 49 3rd
Super GT Toyota Team TOM'S 9 0 0 0 4 63 3rd
2008–09 A1 Grand Prix A1 Team Germany 2 0 0 0 0 2 21st
2009 Le Mans 24 Hours Kolles (LMP1) 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 7th
Formula Nippon Petronas Team TOM'S 8 1 0 0 4 39 3rd
Super GT Lexus Team TOM'S 9 1 0 0 5 88 1st
2010 Le Mans 24 Hours Audi Sport Team Joest (LMP1) 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd
Formula Nippon Petronas Team TOM'S 8 1 0 0 7 43 2nd
Super GT Lexus Team TOM'S 7 1 0 0 3 62 2nd
2011 Le Mans 24 Hours Audi Sport Team Joest (LMP1) 1 1 0 0 1 N/A 1st
Formula Nippon Petronas Team TOM'S 6 5 2 1 6 56 1st
Super GT Lexus Team TOM'S 8 0 0 0 0 39 8th
2012 World Endurance Championship Audi Sport Team Joest (LMP1) 8 3 3 0 7 172.5 1st
Formula Nippon Petronas Team TOM'S 8 2 1 0 3 38 4th
2013 World Endurance Championship Audi Sport Team Joest (LMP1) 8 3 3 0 6 149.25 2nd
Super Formula Petronas Team TOM'S 4 2 0 2 4 37 2nd
2014 Formula One Caterham F1 Team 1 0 0 0 0 0* NC*
World Endurance Championship Audi Sport Team Joest (LMP1-H) 3 1 0 0 1 60* 2nd*
Super Formula Petronas Team TOM'S 4 1 1 0 1 16.5* 2nd*

* Season in progress.

CART results[edit]

(key)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Rank Points
2002 Dale Coyne Racing MTY LBH MOT MIL LS POR CHI TOR CLE VAN MDO ROA MTL DEN ROC MIA SRF FON MXC
12
22nd 1

Complete Formula Nippon/Super Formula results[edit]

(Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Points
2003 Nakajima Racing SUZ
2
FUJ
4
MIN
7
MOT
6
SUZ
Ret
SUG
2
FUJ
3
MIN
9
MOT
5
SUZ
Ret
5th 22
2004 Nakajima Racing SUZ
2
SUG
4
MOT
1
SUZ
8
SUG
Ret
MIN
Ret
SEP
1
MOT
3
SUZ
7
2nd 33
2005 Nakajima Racing MOT
11
SUZ
Ret
SUG
9
FUJ
Ret
SUZ
Ret
MIN
10
FUJ
1
MOT
Ret
SUZ
1
4th 20
2006 TOM'S Racing FUJ
8
SUZ
5
MOT
1
SUZ
5
AUT
8
FUJ
2
SUG
Ret
MOT
Ret
SUZ
1
3rd 30
2007 TOM'S Racing FUJ
Ret
SUZ
5
MOT
2
OKA
Ret
SUZ
13
FUJ
1
SUG
7
MOT
4
SUZ
2
5th 37
2008 Petronas Team TOM'S FUJ
Ret
SUZ
3
MOT
2
OKA
2
SUZ1
2
SUZ2
4
MOT1
11
MOT2
7
FUJ1
5
FUJ2
4
SUG
12
3rd 49
2009 Petronas Team TOM'S FUJ
10
SUZ
3
MOT
5
FUJ
8
SUZ
7
MOT
1
AUT
2
SUG
2
3rd 39
2010 Petronas Team TOM'S SUZ
3
MOT
3
FUJ
2
MOT
Ret
SUG
3
AUT
1
SUZ1
3
SUZ2
2
2nd 43
2011 Petronas Team TOM'S SUZ
1
AUT FUJ
1
MOT
2
SUZ
C
SUG
1
MOT1
1
MOT2
1
1st 56
2012 Petronas Team TOM'S SUZ
5
MOT
1
AUT
Ret
FUJ
1
MOT
2
SUG
10
SUZ1
5
SUZ2
8
4th 38
2013 Petronas Team TOM'S SUZ
AUT
1
FUJ
1
MOT
2
SUG
2
SUZ1
SUZ2
2nd 37
2014 Petronas Team TOM'S SUZ
6
FUJ1
4
FUJ2
1
FUJ
6
MOT
AUT
1
SUG
SUZ1
SUZ2
2nd* 26.5*

* Season in progress.

Complete JGTC/Super GT results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Points
2003 Nakajima Racing Honda NSX GT500 TAI FUJ SUG FUJ
13
FUJ
9
MOT
Ret
AUT
2
SUZ
12
16th 19
2004 Nakajima Racing Honda NSX GT500 TAI
10
SUG
4
SEP
9
TOK
6
MOT
1
AUT
12
SUZ
5
8th 42
2005 Nakajima Racing Honda NSX GT500 OKA
5
FUJ
8
SEP
5
SUG
13
MOT
10
FUJ
2
AUT
14
SUZ
10
9th 38
2006 Toyota Team TOM'S Lexus SC430 GT500 SUZ
1
OKA
8
FUJ
3
SEP
15
SUG
4
SUZ
10
MOT
2
AUT
7
FUJ
4
1st 80
2007 Toyota Team TOM'S Lexus SC430 GT500 SUZ
7
OKA
5
FUJ
DNS
SEP
8
SUG
5
SUZ
1
MOT
6
AUT
6
FUJ
6
6th 54
2008 Toyota Team TOM'S Lexus SC430 GT500 SUZ
3
OKA
4
FUJ
2
SEP
7
SUG
10
SUZ
3
MOT
3
AUT
8
FUJ
7
3rd 63
2009 Lexus Team TOM'S Lexus SC430 GT500 OKA
11
SUZ
2
FUJ
2
SEP
6
SUG
7
SUZ
8
FUJ
3
AUT
1
MOT
2
1st 88
2010 Lexus Team TOM'S Lexus SC430 GT500 SUZ
4
OKA
3
FUJ
2
SEP
8
SUG
7
SUZ
10
FUJ
C
MOT
1
2nd 62
2011 Lexus Team TOM'S Lexus SC430 GT500 OKA
4
FUJ
4
SEP
6
SUG
9
SUZ
6
FUJ
15
AUT
4
MOT
8
8th 39

Complete A1 Grand Prix results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 DC Points
2008–09 Germany NED
SPR

NED
FEA

CHN
SPR

CHN
FEA

MYS
SPR

MYS
FEA

NZL
SPR

NZL
FEA

RSA
SPR

RSA
FEA

POR
SPR

Ret
POR
FEA

9
GBR
SPR

GBR
FEA

21st 2

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2009 Germany Kolles Netherlands Charles Zwolsman, Jr.
India Narain Karthikeyan
Audi R10 TDI LMP1 369 7th 7th
2010 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Switzerland Marcel Fässler
France Benoît Tréluyer
Audi R15 TDI plus LMP1 396 2nd 2nd
2011 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Switzerland Marcel Fässler
France Benoît Tréluyer
Audi R18 TDI LMP1 355 1st 1st
2012 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Switzerland Marcel Fässler
France Benoît Tréluyer
Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 378 1st 1st
2013 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Switzerland Marcel Fässler
France Benoît Tréluyer
Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 338 5th 5th
2014 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Switzerland Marcel Fässler
France Benoît Tréluyer
Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1-H 379 1st 1st

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2012 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro Audi TDI 3.7L Turbo V6
(Hybrid Diesel)
SEB
11
SPA
2
LMS
1
SIL
1
SÃO
2
BHR
1
FUJ
2
SHA
3
1st 172.5
2013 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro Audi TDI 3.7L Turbo V6
(Hybrid Diesel)
SIL
2
SPA
1
LMS
5
SÃO
1
COA
3
FUJ
14
SHA
1
BHR
2
2nd 149.25
2014 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro Audi TDI 4.0 L Turbo V6
(Diesel)
SIL
Ret
SPA
5
LMS
1
COA
FUJ
SHA
BHR
SÃO
2nd* 60*

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 WDC Points
2014 Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT05 Renault Energy F1‑2014 1.6 V6t AUS MAL BHR CHN ESP MON CAN AUT GBR GER HUN BEL
Ret
ITA SIN JPN RUS USA BRA ABU NC* 0*

* Season in progress

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Belgian GP: Andre Lotterer in for Kamui Kobayashi at Caterham". BBC News. 20 August 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sunday in Belgium". Caterham F1. 24 August 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Caterham confirms Kobayashi's Monza F1 return and Merhi's FP1 run". autosport.com (Haymarket Publishing). 4 September 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Stefan Mücke
Formula BMW ADAC
Champion

1999
Succeeded by
Hannes Lachinger
Preceded by
Yuji Tachikawa
Toranosuke Takagi
Super GT (GT500) Champion
2006 with:
Juichi Wakisaka
Succeeded by
Daisuke Itō
Ralph Firman
Preceded by
Satoshi Motoyama
Benoît Tréluyer
Super GT (GT500) Champion
2009 with:
Juichi Wakisaka
Succeeded by
Takashi Kogure
Loïc Duval
Preceded by
Timo Bernhard
Romain Dumas
Mike Rockenfeller
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
20112012 with:
Benoît Tréluyer
Marcel Fässler
Succeeded by
Allan McNish
Tom Kristensen
Loïc Duval
Preceded by
João Paulo de Oliveira
Formula Nippon Champion
2011
Succeeded by
Kazuki Nakajima
Preceded by
None
FIA World Endurance Champion
2012 with:
Benoît Tréluyer
Marcel Fässler
Succeeded by
Allan McNish
Tom Kristensen
Loïc Duval
Preceded by
Allan McNish
Tom Kristensen
Loïc Duval
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
2014 with:
Benoît Tréluyer
Marcel Fässler
Succeeded by
Incumbent